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Women’s Land Rights in the Kyrgyz Republic. Securing Women’s Resource Rights through Gender Transformative Approaches

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Legal reforms and political commitments on land and on gender since the end of the Soviet Union have protected women’s rights and have included affirmative measures to support women’s ownership, and use rights to land, as well as an improved role in management of pastures. However, while the experience of women on the two types of land differs considerably, common barriers to gender equity remain; these challenges mainly derive from patrilocal marriage traditions, patrilineal inheritance patterns, exclusion of women from decision-making and power, and social norms that prevent women from asserting and protecting their interests inside and outside of the home.

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    gender, customary law, land tenure, legal rights, rural women, rural communitiy



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